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This is a sponsored post from BlogHer and Welch’s.

Once upon a time, a family that was made up of Jews, Christians, Atheists and Agnostics created a new holiday of sorts and named it Chrismukah. And I can assure you, the Mintz/Martell/Boye/Resudek family was celebrating it far before Seth Cohen made the holiday a household name on The O.C.

Oh, no, we have been lighting menorahs while drinking egg nog (only I would never drink egg nog…because GROSS) and hanging dreidel ornaments on the tree since before Seth Cohen had any emo tendencies. In fact, historically, the holiday has been around since the 1800s when it was referred to as “Weihnukkah,” because Weihnachten is the German word for Christmas. (That’s your history lesson for today, folks. You can thank me later.)

So, it would an understatement to tell you that our family is unconventional, and we are always creating new holiday traditions. Every year we all come together. We light candles. We open presents (on December 27th). We have carolers come over to sing. We wrap our gifts in Hanukkah paper and put them under a Christmas tree. It’s different, to say the least. But, to me, it’s nothing short of fantastic. It’s the only time of the year that we are all together. All of my siblings. All of the cousins. Everyone. We spend many days stuffing our faces with cheesecake and pumpkin pie and chocolate mousse cake and green and red peanut m&ms. We do touristy stuff. We spend days playing Rock Band in our pajamas. We build gingerbread houses and decorate them with Hanukkah candy.

We make memories.

We create traditions.

The folks at Welch’s know that there are many types of families out there. They know that every family celebrates differently. But there’s one thing that seems to be universal…when families get together, they create memories and traditions. And they have a line of sparkling juices that can make any occasion a little more personal, a little more exciting. They have recipes for drinks like The Holiday Toasting Cup, The Sparkling Holiday Punch, The Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer, and The Sparkling Cranberry Punch. These are all super easy to make, and are all sure to add a little something something to your holiday festivities.

Personally, this Chrismukah, I’m hoping to try this little ditty out on my family:

Spiced Grape Punch

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 whole allspice
  • 3 cans (6 oz. each) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 2 bottles Welch’s Sparkling White Grape Juice Cocktail, chilled
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced

Preparation

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat water, cinnamon sticks, cloves and allspice to boiling. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Strain; discard spices. Cool. Just before serving, fill punch bowl half way with ice cubes. Pour in cooled spice mixture, lemonade concentrate and Sparkling White Grape Juice Cocktail. Float lemon slices on top. Makes about 25 servings.

See? SO EASY!

So…what do the holidays look like in your family? What do you celebrate? How do you celebrate? Would you try making one of these new drinks? Which one would you like to try???

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  1. We celebrate Christmas and New Year’s in a pretty traditional way. I’d like to try the spiced grape punch.

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    Comment by Mami2jcn on November 17, 2010
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    Comment by Mami2jcn on November 17, 2010
  3. We are fairly normal in our Holiday traditions.
    But last year I helped out with the Christmas play at the children’s mass on Christmas eve. It was so much fun that I’m doing it again this year, I think that’ll be a new tradition for us.
    I may have to try out the spiced punch. What if I added… rum? Or vodka? I wonder how that would be. Or maybe some red wine to keep it in the grape family. I think about booze too much.
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    Comment by monstergirlee on November 17, 2010
  4. We still haven’t figured out our holidays yet. On the one side, there’s my entire family getting together to celebrate and having a big pot luck dinner and ‘secret Santa’. On the other side, there’s guilt and judgement. I know where I’d rather be, but it has to be put to a vote.

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    Comment by Jessica on November 17, 2010
  5. I panic a little when I ponder this question. I don’t live in the same state as any of my family members and this is my first December since ending an 11 year relationship. I guess it is time to establish new traditions. Eep!

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    Comment by melissa on November 17, 2010
  6. Holidays in my family are full of FAMILY and laughs. I don’t care what I do or where I am, as long as I’m with my huge family and doing something with them, like making meals or playing games.

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    Comment by Rhea on November 17, 2010
  7. I think I would make the Sparkling Holiday Punch. I’m a sucker for anything with the word “sparkling” in it!

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on November 17, 2010
  8. Since we’re rarely able to all be together any given day, we make it a celebration when and where we can. Which is fine by me. Then Thanksgiving lasts a few weeks instead of one day. Christmas is all month long, instead of the just the 25th. Whatever ends up happening, we always laugh and have a great time.

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    Comment by zeghsy on November 17, 2010
  9. I’m a big fan of punch, but never make it. Weird.

    Holidays mean we’ll be spending a lot of time eating with various members of our extended family.

    One of my favorite traditions though? Decorating the tree with my guys. The smell, the excitement, the memories we have associated with particular ornaments…

    Don’t tell anyone, but I hope we get snow again this year.

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    Comment by Amie aka MammaLoves on November 17, 2010
  10. We do the latin Christmas… which is really almost a month long event. Starting with Noche Buena (christmas eve), then Christmas Day, then New Years and then 3 Kings Day in January. Its basically a party from Dec 24-Jan 6th.

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    Comment by Erica on November 17, 2010
  11. We celebrate Christmas. Christmas Eve is my Mom’s side of the family and we have a huge big party with fun appetizers and we play games. Christmas day is more formal with a turkey and all the trimmings.

    I would make the Sparkling Cranberry Punch. Sounds good.

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    Comment by Tammi Marie on November 17, 2010
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    Comment by Tammi Marie on November 17, 2010
  13. Christmas was always split in two states across the country for us… now we are creating the Christmas morning tradition at our house.

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    Comment by A S Wilson on November 17, 2010
  14. Holidays in my family include WAY too much food, so we’re always in the market for a new recipe!

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    Comment by Megan on November 17, 2010
  15. Seth Cohen! Oh I miss the Cohens. As newlyweds, we’re still trying to figure out what the holidays will look like for us.

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    Comment by Rhi on November 17, 2010
  16. Our Christmases are quiet and peaceful.Dang,I want one of these drinks with a tiny bit of vodka

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    Comment by cris richman on November 17, 2010
  17. I would make anything with sparkling juice! My holiday this year is going to happen on an airplane over the Pacific on my way to AUSTRALIA!

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    Comment by Charna on November 17, 2010
  18. Our tradition is that we have none! We roll with the season and wherever it takes us :)

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    Comment by LibraryGirl62 on November 17, 2010
  19. I’d like to try the holiday sparkling punch and we always watch the parade on thanksgiving and eat at home & visit family
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    Comment by Tabathia B on November 17, 2010
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    Comment by Tabathia B on November 17, 2010
  21. My sisters and our family’s all get together on a weekend around Christmas to celebrate and then we can stay in our own homes on the actual holiday. And we always cook and eat way too much. Any recipe is fair game!

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    Comment by Kendra on November 17, 2010
  22. This will be my husband and I’s 4th christmas together, I’m itching to start some traditions of our own…he doesn’t see the need :( I’m hoping once we have kids we’ll get our act together!

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    Comment by Natalie R. on November 17, 2010
  23. I have a small family but we always get together on the holidays. There are about 12 of us and we always have lots of fun- we aren’t alcohol drinkers so I’m gonna make some of the Spiced Grape Punch! It sounds great!

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    Comment by Betsy Hoff on November 18, 2010
  24. We have our own traditions in my family and we are starting to pass them down to our own kids,its great
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    Comment by meeyeehere aka Rache on November 18, 2010
  25. Thanksgiving is a lot of running around to different families. But Christmas is where it gets good! Every night in December we spend 20-30 minutes doing a family activity. Sometimes we paint ornaments, sometimes we play a game… just depends on how everyone feels. Then, on Christmas Eve we go to the family service at church, and then to my husbands family Christmas party. The kids get home and very excitedly attempt to sleep. Christmas morning is pure chaos. We have 3 kids under 7 and it’s pretty crazy. My mom and sister come over to watch the kids open presents and have breakfast. Then we go to my grandparents house, and then over to my mom’s house. It’s a fun, food filled couple days and I LOVE it!

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    Comment by Maria on November 18, 2010
  26. Our Holidays look like a mob – we have a large family and everyone crams into someone’s not big enough house. We get silly and play games and love every minute of it. We probably should try a non-alcoholic drink, because there are usually fights over whose turn it is to be designated driver!

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    Comment by Gina on November 18, 2010
  27. Christmas is a mess for us as my mom and my in-laws live 2.5 hours away from each other. It’s a lot of driving in a couple of short days.
    I’d like to try the Spiced Grape Punch – anything with Allspice has to be good!

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    Comment by Mom in MN on November 18, 2010
  28. Oh, probably the cranberry spritzer – it sounds festive!

    We do a huge Christmas eve present thing with my immediate family then get together with the rest of the family (cousins and great aunts and uncles and the lot) on Christmas day. It’s usually pretty busy and loud and crazy but lots of fun.

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    Comment by One Mom (Kristina) on November 18, 2010
  29. The Sparkling Holiday Punch sounds yummy! And we do the Christmas thing and *try* to split spending the holidays b/w my family and his so do a every other year thing.

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    Comment by krystal on November 18, 2010
  30. THERE’S USUALLY A HUGE FAMILY GET-TOGETHER EACH YEAR AND EVERYONE BRINGS A DISH- ALSO, NEVER TRIED WELCH’S BUT WOULD LOVE TO kytah00@yahoo.com

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    Comment by ANGEL JACKLYN on November 19, 2010
  32. I love punch!
    The cranberry spritzer is a must have.
    I’ll be trying it this holiday season!
    We love to party with sparkling grape juice!

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    Comment by Wanda on November 19, 2010
  33. The sparkling cranberry punch looks awesome! :)

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    Comment by megan on November 19, 2010
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    Comment by megan on November 19, 2010
  35. I’d like to try the spiced grape punch. It would fit right into to our holiday celebrations.

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    Comment by Melanie on November 19, 2010
  36. I’d love to try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer.
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    Comment by Kelly Massman on November 19, 2010
  37. DH and I will definitally try the spiced grape punch. We are alone this year as all of our extended family will be going out of town. :-(

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    Comment by Jessy on November 19, 2010
  38. I would like to try the “Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer”

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    Comment by Joseph on November 20, 2010
  39. We celebrate EVERYTHING in our house. From Christmas to the first day of Summer we throw celebrations for everything because I believe the memories your kids are going to remember are the things you make a big deal about, and I want my kids to have a lot of great memories!

    I am going to try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer!

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    Comment by Lorie on November 20, 2010
  40. I like the Sparkling Holiday Punch. We spend Christmas visiting relatves. It’s fun seeing everyone.

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    Comment by Susan Smith on November 20, 2010
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    Comment by Susan Smith on November 20, 2010
  42. The holidays are busy for us! WE celebrate at everyone’s house and do all meals potluck.

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    Comment by Steph on November 20, 2010
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    Comment by Steph on November 20, 2010
  44. Holiday Punch!

    We stay local and visit all the relatives, low-key fun!

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    Comment by Bradley Murray on November 20, 2010
  45. We’re pretty traditional, although with two sets of divorced parents, it leads to LOTS of different celebrations. But I enjoy them all!

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    Comment by Karate Mom on November 20, 2010
  46. I usually default to the cranberry spritzer, but would now like to try them all. It’s something everyone can share in from kids to the oldest in the crowd. And it’s pretty in a special occasion glass.

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    Comment by Deborah on November 20, 2010
  47. I think I would love to make the Sparkling Holiday Punch.

    In my family it is hard for all of us to get together because literally we are spread all over the world and there are young children with varying school schedules and jobs. But growing up my family loved just getting together and spend as much as we could with the immediate family and extended members.

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    Comment by Maureen on November 20, 2010
  48. The holidays with my family are great, lots of food, laughter, love. My favorite is Christmas, although it gets crowded and toys are everywhere the kids have a blast. I would love to try one of these drinks, because to me Xmas is about the children and what better way than to have a good tasting non alcoholic beverage that they can enjoy too. I would try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer.
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    Comment by Becky Horn on November 21, 2010
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    Comment by Becky Horn on November 21, 2010
  50. Holidays are pretty sparse. We don’t celebrate. We are Jehovah’s Witnesses. But we do enjoy a Sparkling Holiday punch.

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    Comment by Fawn George on November 21, 2010
  51. I would try the sparkling cranberry spritzer. We string cranberries with popcorn for the birds every year.

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    Comment by kaholly on November 21, 2010
  52. We’re pretty traditional…Thanksgiving is pretty mellow, just a LOT of eating…Christmas is Midnight Mass and presents and another big Turkey and Ham dinner. I’m really excited to to the Sparkling Holiday Punch!

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    Comment by Tonya on November 22, 2010
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    Comment by Tonya on November 22, 2010
  54. We celebrate the holidays with lots and lots of good food. Nothing says Christmas and Thanksgiving more to me than the smells coming from the stove.

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    Comment by One Frugal Girl on November 23, 2010
  55. Sparkling Cranberry Punch

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    Comment by B Smith on November 24, 2010
  56. The Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer sounds delicious and I definitely want to try it now.

    Our holidays are blissfully chaotic…so many houses to go to, food to eat, set. but it’s all I’ve ever known. My favorite part of it all is the huge Christmas Eve breakfast my mom puts on for BOTH sides of our family.

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    Comment by Mandy on November 24, 2010
  57. We always play the Mrs. Wright game where everybody buys a funny gift, wraps it, and we sit in a circle and pass “left” and “right” according to the story. It’s always a blast to see what surprise we have wrapped at the end.

    I’d like to try the White Grape Melon-Mint Dazzler with Sparkling White Grape Juice, it would be like having a bit of summer in winter.

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    Comment by shel on November 24, 2010
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    Comment by shel on November 24, 2010
  59. We celebrate Thanksgiving with our own little twists. BUT we always have welsh’s sparkling white grape for every celebration.

    It’s our favorite.

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    Comment by Chantel on November 25, 2010
  60. we celebrate Christmas. I think I really want to try one of the cranberry drinks they sound great!

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    Comment by bonnie on November 25, 2010
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    Comment by bonnie on November 25, 2010
  62. We have a pretty traditional Christmas at my home….although for after Christmas we do not take the tree down until a week after New Years. I would like to try the Spiced Grape Punch (love spiced drinks!)
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    Comment by Teresa on November 26, 2010
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    Comment by Teresa on November 26, 2010
  64. We love white grape punch!

    We have a tradition of making it every Dec. 31st with cheese dip and then playing family games all night!

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    Comment by Emily Mancas on November 26, 2010
  65. the white grape punch sounds good! i love sparking juice this time of year!!

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    Comment by julia on November 26, 2010
  66. Spiced Grape Punch sounds great to try. Pick up our Christmas tree and decorate together is our favorite tradition.
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    Comment by Jessie C. on November 27, 2010
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    Comment by Jessie C. on November 27, 2010
  69. i’d like to try the sparkling cranberry punch at our christmas holiday dinner with family
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    Comment by nan on November 27, 2010
  70. We celebrate Christmas at home and then Chrismukah at my sister’s house. I think the sparkling cranberry spritzer sound delicious!

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    Comment by Christina D on November 27, 2010
  71. spiced grape punch looks yummy

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    Comment by Karina on November 27, 2010
  72. Every year I make a “Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree.” It’s just a fun thing to look forward to Christmas morning.
    I would try the Cranberry Spritzer.
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    Comment by Quadmama on November 28, 2010
  73. My favorite holidays are Thanksgiving and Christmas and I would say we celebrate pretty traditionally. Thanksiving I travel to my Dad’s so I really enjoy the visit with him and my step mom.
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    Comment by VickieB on November 29, 2010
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    Comment by VickieB on November 29, 2010
  75. We spend Christmas with our families, and try to stick around for New Years but sometimes we can’t take being at home for 2 whole weeks! I’d definitely try the drink recipe.

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    Comment by Bobbi on November 29, 2010
  76. We don’t celebrate, but we love spending time with family – cooking, playing games, eating, etc :) I would love to try the spiced grape punch!

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    Comment by Gina Maddox on November 29, 2010
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    Comment by Gina Maddox on November 29, 2010
  78. They all sound yummy, but would you mind horribly if I added a little rum? :)
    We love Christmas here (well, hub loves the cooking, but the rest not so much) The girls always get new pj’s and a book under the tree on the Eve and then we do a big breakfast and then all the gifts. Every year we say we’ll cut back! A late lunch is a huge affair with a more the merrier flair.
    Just wrote about my not so great love affair with the Christmas card today …

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    Comment by By Word of Mouth on November 30, 2010
  79. Mmmm… the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer might be making an appearance at my house this holiday!

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    Comment by kirsten on November 30, 2010
  80. We have our big celebration on Christmas Eve. With a family traditional dinner of fondue and sparkling juice! We read the Christmas story, sing carols, and enjoy time with family.

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    Comment by Katherine on December 1, 2010
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    Comment by Katherine on December 1, 2010
  82. the sparkling holiday punch sounds good

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    Comment by mollie on December 1, 2010
  84. You make the Spiced Grape look enticing. I can almost smell it. We also celebrate something close to Christmukah here, too.

    As long as it has love and warmth, it will all be amazing.

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    Comment by Mare on December 2, 2010
  85. I am going to rey this recipe for our family Christmas get to together. Everyone brings munchies, that way no one is stresses out cooking. It is all about being together!

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    Comment by sarah on December 3, 2010
  86. I would like to try the cranberry spritzer.

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    Comment by Robin M. on December 3, 2010
  87. Thanksgiving and Christmas, always at the in-laws. I would like to try the Sparkling Holiday Punch.

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    Comment by Maria on December 5, 2010
  88. We spend the holidays at my parents’ house. My husband’s family lives in Hungary, so they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but we talk to them via Skype on Christmas Eve. We also do a more “Hungarian” Christmas Eve: after dinner, we take the kids upstairs, and my husband puts out a few gifts–then he rings a bell and we go downstairs to sing Silent Night around the tree and open the few early gifts. :)

    This recipe sounds GREAT!

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    Comment by Melissa on December 5, 2010
  89. Christmas is a time to go to the movies and eat Chinese food with the rest of the Jews. It is also a great time to volunteer to feed the hungry a Christmas dinner.

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    Comment by Suzi on December 5, 2010
  90. I wish that either my family or my SO’s family celebrated on the 24th. Alas, we much choose between the two every year. Every year until I decide to host, that is.

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    Comment by Heather on December 5, 2010
  91. We dress our dogs up in little costumes and have a parade!

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    Comment by Carolyn on December 6, 2010
  92. sparkling cranberry spritzer
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    Comment by ria on December 6, 2010
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    Comment by ria on December 6, 2010
  94. Holidays in my family are surrounded by great food and always family. Lots of playing games and eating. I would love to try the Sparkling cranberry spritzer!

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    Comment by Jessica on December 6, 2010
  95. Holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving are much more casual in our family now. Everyone lives far from each other, and its gotten too expensive and difficult to have the big gatherings we used to.
    I’m thinking I might make the Spiced Grape Punch because the choice of spices sound so festive.

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    Comment by Sunshyn V on December 7, 2010
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  97. We have Christmas at my house every year. I would love to make the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer for the family party.

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    Comment by deana c on December 7, 2010
  98. We celebrate Christmas with all our family & extended family. We’ve been hosting Christmas for a number of years now. Our kids look forward to the celebration and we go all out. I’d really love to try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer recipe. This sounds so delicious.
    Thanks so much
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    Comment by Margaret Smith on December 7, 2010
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    Comment by Margaret Smith on December 7, 2010
  100. I would make the Sparkling Cranberry Punch.

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    Comment by Cynthia on December 7, 2010
  101. I’d like to try the Spiced Grape Punch. It sounds delicious.
    THANKS for the AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!

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    Comment by Scott Martin on December 7, 2010
  102. ALRIGHT- ILL BE HONEST- AND THIS IS SUPER SAD, BUT TRUE. MY SIDE OF THE FAMILY DOES NOT CELEBRATE HOLIDAYS. WE ARE STRUGGLING & DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY. WE ARE SPLIT FROM OUR ENTIRE OTHER FAMILY. THERE ARE NO GRANDKIDS TO GIVE JOY TO MY MOM THROUGH ME OR MY BROTHER. CHRISTMAS IS JUST ANOTHER DAY. I STOPPED GETTING PRESENTS WHEN I WAS 10. I STOPPED GIVING PRESENTS I CAN’T REMEMBER HOW LONG AGO. AND I WILL ONLY END UP TRYING WELCH’S IF IT EVER CROSSES MY PATH. NO PITTY PARTY HERE- I ONLY TOLD BECAUSE YOU ASKED. WE NORMALLY DON’T SHARE HOW DIFFERENT WE ARE, WE PRETEND WE CELEBRATE…

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    Comment by ANGEL JACKLYN on December 7, 2010
  104. We celebrate christmas, on christmas morning. With a big late brunch. The night before we often sing carols.

    We’re always looking for new things to try. The Spiced Grape Punch sounds good!

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    Comment by Benny Williams on December 7, 2010
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    Comment by Benny Williams on December 7, 2010
  106. We celebrate Christmas in our family with lots of good food and love. I might just try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer this year.
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    Comment by Cindy on December 8, 2010
  108. Sparkling holiday punch yummy

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    Comment by sandy on December 8, 2010
  109. We celebrate with family in MD. Any drinks my brothers can add alcohol to, I’m sure they would try out.

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    Comment by Adrienne Gordon on December 8, 2010
  110. We celebrate Xmas eve with a huge family get together with lots of food and fun. I would definitely make the White Grape Melon-Mint Dazzler for the get together

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    Comment by Nadine L on December 8, 2010
  111. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu.....9284715520

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    Comment by Nadine L on December 8, 2010
  112. Our holidays are about spending time together, laughing, eating and watching old movies. I would love to make the White Grape Juice Punch this year.

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    Comment by Laura on December 8, 2010
  113. I’d try the Sparkling Cranberry Punch. My husband has a very large, close family, so we celebrate the holiday with lots of family events.

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    Comment by Bacallsmom on December 8, 2010
  114. I would try to make Sparkling Cranberry Punch it sounds yummy

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    Comment by Anna S on December 8, 2010
  115. Well I would really like to try the Spiced Grape Punch. Or the spritzer devoid the cranberry juice.

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    Comment by lisa on December 8, 2010
  116. We open presents Christmas Eve. Christmas morning the kids get Santa gifts. Christmas Dinner of ham or turkey on christmas day.

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    Comment by Brent Dotson on December 8, 2010
  117. I would try the sparkling cranberry spritzer. We have simple holidays surrounded with family and friends

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    Comment by Heather S on December 8, 2010
  118. We have tons of grape juice around here so I’m thinking we’d try the Spiced Grape Punch.

    My parents are coming out this year so we’re very excited to host them. Sad that my sister & her hubby and baby girl won’t be around.
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    Comment by monstergirlee on December 8, 2010
  119. The family gets together and has dinner. We open presents. Pretty ordinary, but, who knows, that spiced grape punch could add to the festivities.

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    Comment by Diane R. on December 9, 2010
  120. I think my family would like the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer.

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    Comment by Tari L. on December 9, 2010
  121. I think everyone at our house would enjoy the Holiday Toasting Cup. We celebrate Christmas and the family gathers at my house for dinner.

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    Comment by Cynthia C on December 9, 2010
  122. that spiced grape sounds good, maybe with vodka too? ;-)

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    Comment by Wendy on December 9, 2010
  123. We are a much smaller group (maybe 4 now) and so our holidays are pretty quiet (works well with 92 and 87 year old parents). I generally prep a whole chicken and take it and sides to their house and fix it there. I’d love to try the White Grape Melon-Mint Dazzler recipe tho! My daughter and I would drink it for sure!

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    Comment by Suzanne K on December 9, 2010
  124. We actually always buy sparkling juice for the kiddos on holidays and since I’m not a fan of alcohol, I partake in the juice too! I would love to start a new tradition and make the Spiced Grape Punch this year. It sounds so good!

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    Comment by ohkeeka on December 9, 2010
  125. we celebrate hannukah, fairly traditionally. i’d like to try the sparkling holiday punch, for whichever holiday

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    Comment by Sarah Hirsch on December 9, 2010
  126. Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday – just the usual traditions. I think the Spiced Grape Punch would be wonderful!

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    Comment by Mary W on December 9, 2010
  127. spiced grape punch

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    Comment by Gail Crawford on December 10, 2010
  128. We play musical houses. I’d rather stay in one place for the entire day but with my husband’s family that will never happen.

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    Comment by Brooke on December 10, 2010
  129. We celebrate Christmas an average of 4 times, once with my Mom’s family, then once with my parents, once with my Dad’s family and then with my husband’s family. So fun seeing everyone. That punch looks amazing and I’d add vodka. (hehe)

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    Comment by Jess on December 10, 2010
  130. Our family holidays are pretty simple, honestly :) We sit around the dinner table, enjoy good food, and talk about whatever we feel like talking about :D While feeding scraps to the dog of course :)

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    Comment by Timbo on December 11, 2010
  131. I just tweeted this giveaway here :D

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    Comment by Timbo on December 11, 2010
  132. We celebrate Christmas, but we are pretty low key. We don’t get crazy trying to fit a ton in or make everything perfect. I let the kids decorate and decide what activities they want to do.

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    Comment by april yedinak on December 11, 2010
  133. We have a fmily dinner and open presents

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    Comment by Linda Lansford on December 11, 2010
  134. family dinner

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    Comment by coralin bloye on December 12, 2010
  135. We celebrate Christmas with immediate family – then we celebrate my DDs b-day – she was an xmas baby

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    Comment by MaryBeth I on December 12, 2010
  136. We have a small family celebration – i would love to make the Welch’s Grape- Apple Holiday Punch

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    Comment by Debbie Bellows on December 12, 2010
  137. tweeted about the giveaway

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    Comment by Debbie Bellows on December 12, 2010
  138. hi

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    Comment by Terri on December 13, 2010
  139. We celebrate Christmas with family every year. One side on Christmas Eve and the other side on Christmas Day. Would love to make the sparkling cranberry spritzer!

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    Comment by Alecia on December 13, 2010
  140. I would like the sparkling holiday punch
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    Comment by beth shepherd on December 13, 2010
  141. We like to get together for brunch after church services on Christmas morning. Welch’s Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer will be a great addition to our festivities.

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    Comment by M.A. on December 13, 2010
  142. Ever since my dad was a kid, the whole family gets together for ice cream sundaes on Christmas Eve. What a fun tradition!

    Since we don’t drink, we love to celebrate with Welch’s. Yum yum!

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    Comment by BrownThumbMama on December 13, 2010
  143. I’m sure my kid’s would love to have one of these on Christmas Eve. I’d like to try the Holiday Toasting Cup.

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    Comment by Kerry on December 13, 2010
  144. The Cranberry Spritzer sounds so good!!!! I would try that one!!

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    Comment by Shelley Mitchell on December 14, 2010
  145. I’d like to try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer for a dinner that I am hosting next week. Christmas is a time for us to get together – we have lots of dinner parties with relatives and different sets of friends (we want it to be small enough so we can have good conversations). Thanks!
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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    Comment by Mandala on December 16, 2010
  146. Tweet:
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    Comment by Mandala on December 16, 2010
  147. I ma latino and My hubby isn;t so we have learned to mix some of our traditions to make our own as well.

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    Comment by Carolyn G on December 16, 2010
  148. Holidays in my family look like TONS of people and even more food, and so much laughing my head hurts.

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    Comment by Kerri Anne on December 16, 2010
  149. my birthday’s in between hanukah & xmas, and i’ve convinced the family we should all celebrate ME together. hee!

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    Comment by meredith on December 16, 2010
  150. We celebrate Christmas here. That Sparkling Holiday Punch sounds good, I think I’m going to make that for hubs family reunion on Saturday.

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    Comment by Virginia on December 16, 2010
  151. We’re also a mix of Christian, Jewish, agnostic, and atheist. What amuses me is that my mother-in-law (Christian, possibly a touch agnostic) does more to honor Hanukkah than I (the half-Jew atheist) do.

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    Comment by Mouse on December 16, 2010
  152. all about christmas, food, and family.

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    Comment by stephanie on December 17, 2010
  153. I would love to try the Spiced Grape Punch. It sounds great. Our Christmas is hectic. We have so many places to stop so it’s neverending.

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    Comment by Courtney S on December 17, 2010
  154. I would totally make the holiday sparkling punch for my family.

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    Comment by Jessica P on December 17, 2010
  155. I would try making the sparkling punch. We enjoy decorating for christmas.

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    Comment by Jeff on December 18, 2010
  156. I have tweeted.

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    Comment by Jeff on December 18, 2010
  157. Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer

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    Comment by Christina S on December 18, 2010
  158. I would like to try the Purple Cow recipe from Welches.

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    Comment by Jeanette Huston on December 18, 2010
  159. I’d like to try the spiced grape punch from Welches.

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    Comment by Steve W. on December 19, 2010
  160. I’d like to try the Sparkling Holiday Punch.

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    Comment by Marcia Goss on December 19, 2010
  161. We always have lots of food during the holidays. I would like to try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer.

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    Comment by kathy on December 19, 2010
  162. i think id like the spice grape punch. christmas for us is a family gathering filled with food and laughing

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    Comment by ashley on December 20, 2010
  163. I just love Christmas so much! Although my family’s holiday are pure craziness, I love them jsut the same!
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    Comment by Paige on December 20, 2010
  164. My husband and I always go out for a fancy dinner on Christmas Eve. I look forward to that dinner all year long!

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    Comment by Susan C. on December 20, 2010
  165. Holidays are so much better now that the family lives closer to one another and we’re able to get together to celebrate at least 1 or 2 days out of the year.

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    Comment by Tomi on December 20, 2010
  166. Sparkling Holiday Punch is yummy when we enjoy a quiet Christmas with just the 3 of us

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    Comment by AuraR on December 20, 2010
  167. we celebrate christmas with a tree and lights. Id like to try the sparkling cranberry spritzer.

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    Comment by jolene on December 20, 2010
  168. I would try the Sparkling Holiday punch..we celebrate Christmas pretty much in traditional ways

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    Comment by Betty N on December 20, 2010
  169. tweet
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    Comment by Betty N on December 20, 2010
  170. Love to try the cranberry spritzer! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Comment by Amy on December 20, 2010
  171. I would like to try the Sparkling Holiday Punch. Thanks for the giveaway!
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    Comment by Ellie W on December 21, 2010
  172. tweet
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    Comment by Ellie W on December 21, 2010
  173. The spiced grape punch sounds delicious!

    We do Christmas Eve at our house–a nice dinner, then I take the kids upstairs while my husband puts out a couple gifts from Mommy & Daddy. ;) Then he rings the bell and we all go downstairs, sing Silent Night by the tree, and the kids open those couple of gifts. On Christmas morning, they get to find what Santa left in their stockings and under the tree. Then we go to my parents’ house so they can be SPOILED (they’re the only grandkids so far :).

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    Comment by Melissa on December 21, 2010
  174. I like to tell people that my money is tied up in CDs–Christmas Decorations. I’m a junkie for all kinds of Christmas decor, and it shows everywhere you look in my house. We celebrate all day Christmas Eve and Christmas day, and then my son’s birthday is the next day. So we spread lots of cheer over lots of days.

    And I’d love to try the Spiced Grape Punch recipe.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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    Comment by Jean D. on December 21, 2010
  175. Tweeted you!
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    Comment by Jean D. on December 21, 2010
  176. We’re gonna be out of town in snow country for the first time ever so it’ll be a white Christmas!

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    Comment by RussR on December 21, 2010
  177. we celebrate christmas, and always make christmas cookies

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    Comment by Melinda on December 22, 2010
  178. I would make the cranberry spritzer, and we celebrate Christmas, and believe that Christ should remain in Christmas.

    …but happy hannukah

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    Comment by Joy on December 22, 2010
  179. The Spiced Grape Punch sounds yummy! I love anything grape flavored!

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    Comment by Milissa on December 22, 2010
  180. The sparkling punch is similar to one we make. We celebrate the soltice as well as the 7 fishes dinner on Christmas Eve-very eclectic!

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    Comment by alycep on December 22, 2010
  181. We have a tradition of working a jigsaw puzzle on christmas eve when it is finished it is bed time.

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    Comment by Kathy Scott on December 22, 2010
  182. We celebrate Christmas as my family has done for generations. We’re not very religious, but we love gathering with extended family.

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    Comment by Jennifer M on December 23, 2010
  183. I would try the Sparkling Holiday Punch. We celebrate Christmas, but aren’t practicing so only do the material and giving aspects. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Comment by simone on December 23, 2010
  184. Id love to try the sparkling holiday punch. We celebrate Chanukah in my house. It was nice this year, we managed to light candles all 8 nights. Thanks!

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    Comment by Becca on December 23, 2010
  185. http://twitter.com/sodahoney/s.....1393687552

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    Comment by Judith on December 23, 2010
  186. http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/.....liday.html

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    Comment by Judith on December 23, 2010
  187. I love anything cranberry; juice, canned sauce, homemade sauce you name it. I want to try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer

    We celebrate Christmas. It’s also my moms birthday. My mom started doing “Mrs. Claus” wtih us girls wehn we hit our teen years. It was a special gift consisting of make up and/or skin care. It had us taking care of our skin early but also with a fun twist

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    Comment by Lori Hart on December 23, 2010
  188. Loved spiced apple cider, so this spiced grape sounds delicious! We’re a Hanukkah and Christmas family here.

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    Comment by Angela on December 23, 2010
  189. Christmas eve we have dinner and open presents
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    Comment by Bonnie P on December 24, 2010
  190. I would like to try the Sparkling Cranberry Punch.
    We are a low-key family so we celebrate quietly and with great Joy.

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    Comment by patricia on December 24, 2010
  191. We open presents gogether as a great big family! I think the Holiday Toasting Cup drink sounds refreshing!
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    Comment by Henria O. on December 24, 2010
  192. going to spiced grape punch

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    Comment by Debra Hall on December 24, 2010
  193. Our Christmas is pretty quiet with just immediate family. We always get a bottle of Welch’s Sparkling Cider. I know my kids would love to try one of the punches. Sounds really tasty.

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    Comment by Jill L on December 25, 2010
  194. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2.....4357004288

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    Comment by Jill L on December 25, 2010
  195. holiday sparkling punch sounds good :)

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    Comment by Janice Whitaker on December 26, 2010
  196. We’re a tiny family so our holidays are pretty simple (but great!) I’d try the Sparking Cranberry Spritzer

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    Comment by LAMusing on December 26, 2010
  197. The Sparkling Holiday Punch would be great for New Years!

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    Comment by Norma on December 26, 2010
  198. holidays look like glittler and sparkles in my house. we wont take the tree down til the new year!

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    Comment by trisha dowling on December 26, 2010
  199. We celebrate Christmas with a family dinner, gift exchange and church service. I like the Sparking Cranberry Spritzer recipe.

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    Comment by Emily N. on December 26, 2010
  200. With my husband’s family, we celebrate it the Mexican way…party all Xmas Eve, no presents, dinner after midnight, and just lazing around on Xmas day. Would love to try some of the spritzers at my calmer, American family celebration!

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    Comment by MelissaO on December 26, 2010
  201. we celebrate new years we keep it easy and all the drink ideas sound great

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    Comment by dorothy on December 26, 2010
  202. I would love to try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer. We love Christmas, we cut down our own tree and spend time looking at lights around time.

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    Comment by elizabeth p on December 27, 2010
  203. I would love to make the sparkling cranberry punch. Christmas eve my family drives around looking at lights and then goes to church and comes home to open presents.

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    Comment by Kathryn Roch on December 27, 2010
  204. Things are low key for us. Just a quiet family celebration. We celebrate Christmas. i would like to try the sparkling cranberry spritzer.
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    Comment by patrice on December 27, 2010
  205. We celebrate Christmas at our home. This may change in the future – we just play it by ear. We decorate and get a real tree each year. Yes, I’d try the recipe. I’d like to try the Sparkling Holiday Punch.
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    Comment by Tesa S. on December 27, 2010
  206. We celebrate a very traditional Christmas including going to mass but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’d love to serve Spiced Grape Punch at our next holiday get together.

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    Comment by catherine copeland on December 27, 2010
  207. Happy Chrismukkah! :)

    My big family of atheists is ALL about the Christmas. We play games, we open presents, we have yummy food, watch movies, and EVERYTHING is decorated. It would almost be too much if my mom did not have the worlds best decorative eye EVAH. ;)

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    Comment by Kellee on December 27, 2010
  208. Christmas in our family is usually pretty traditional. I’d love to try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer.

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    Comment by Susan E. on December 27, 2010
  209. We get drunk and wrap presents on Christmas Eve. It always seems like a good idea until 5 am when AHMAHGAH MOMMA SANTA CAME!!!

    My mom makes a mulled wine recipe that is similar to yours – SO good. Goes down soo easily!

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    Comment by AndreAnna on December 27, 2010
  210. The spiced grape punch sounds good. I think our Christmas is pretty average. Opening 1 present on Christmas Eve and the rest the next morning, then food and family all day.

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    Comment by Dave on December 27, 2010
  211. I’d love to try the Spiced Grape Punch. My favorite family holiday is our long standing tradition of a xmas morning champagne brunch with the whole family.

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    Comment by julieh on December 27, 2010
  212. The Spiced Grape Punch sounds like something I’ll be making for a gathering of friends on New years day

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    Comment by gala2 on December 28, 2010
  213. The holidays at our house have always been very casual, laidback affairs. Nothing fancy – just a lot of great food, relatives dropping in and out unannounced, and late night movie nights or game nights throughout the week. The drink recipe I’d love to try and incorporate into our festivities would be the Spiced Grape Punch – the combination of grape, lemon, and cloves sounds delicious. Thanks!

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    Comment by Geoff K on December 28, 2010
  214. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/guettel78/s.....7650799616

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    Comment by Geoff K on December 28, 2010
  215. It was my new family’s first Christmas together! Just my hubby and I… we had hot pots and went to watch Narnia. Pretty chill… I made spiced apple juice and hot chocolate since it was cold and rainy here. Might give whit grape juice punch a try next year!

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    Comment by ALW on December 28, 2010
  216. The Spiced Grape Punch sounds good. Our holidays are fairly low-key, with the biggest get-together being on Christmas Eve. We normally have a light meal, and then get to the part that interests all the kids–the presents!

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    Comment by clynsg on December 28, 2010
  217. I think I’d like to try the the Sparkling Holiday Punch. I do enjoy the holidays, because this is when I get all my family together, and we enjoy visiting with one another.

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    Comment by Margie Rhodes on December 28, 2010
  218. Our holiday was low key as we just moved and decided we were staying at home this year. I would like to try the sparkling cranberry spritzer.

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    Comment by nanjhall on December 28, 2010
  219. We celebrate Christmas. I’d love to try the White Grape Juice Punch

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    Comment by pixie13 on December 28, 2010
  220. tweet, tweet
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    Comment by pixie13 on December 28, 2010
  221. Ruby Mulled Cider sounds yummy! My family is definitely food oriented around the holidays!

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    Comment by Felicia K. on December 28, 2010
  222. My Mom or my Aunt usually host the big holiday meals since they are both really good at it and have enough room for entertaining. I always bring lots of homemade fudge and baked goods to share with everyone.
    I might like to try the Sparkling Holiday Punch for New Year’s Eve.

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    Comment by Tracy Robertson on December 28, 2010
  223. We are pretty traditional in our holiday celebrations – ham on christmas & finger foods for new years. I want to try the Sparkling holiday punch recipe!

    chlorinebrain at sbcglobal dot net

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    Comment by kelly w. on December 28, 2010
  224. I would like to try the Holiday Toasting Cup recipe.

    Your holiday celebrations sound amazing! We just do the normal Christmas celebrating. thank you!

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    Comment by Crystal F on December 28, 2010
  225. We celebrate christmas and the new year with lots of food!

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    Comment by gvwys on December 28, 2010
  226. I’m last of a small family so I spend Holidays with friends.
    Some of them might try the Sparkling Grape Punch.

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    Comment by Lewis F on December 28, 2010
  227. We, too, combine traditions (although I do worry about that menorah being a tad too close to the Christmas tree – yikes!). But I think all of us would go for that Sparkling Cranberry Punch.

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    Comment by suburbancorresponden on December 28, 2010
  228. I would love to try the Spice Grape punch. We have a busy holiday season with 3 family Christmas parties and then finish the year with a big party with my parents.
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    Comment by Lisa G. on December 29, 2010
  229. I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/sta.....0912327681
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    Comment by Lisa G. on December 29, 2010
  230. The holidays are a time of family gathering and celebrating-I have to admit it seems like more family is able to get together on Thanksgiving rather than Christmas but regardless there’s always tons of great food.
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    Comment by Heather H. on December 29, 2010
  231. tweeted
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    Comment by Heather H. on December 29, 2010
  232. I would definitely make the cranberry spritzer to celebrate the start of the new year.

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    Comment by Kristen on December 29, 2010
  233. we celebrate christmas and always have mexican food on christmas eve (no clue why?). I would love to try the cranberry spritzer! yum!

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    Comment by Danielle B. on December 29, 2010
  234. Our holiday is Christmas. We sometimes have Prime Rib for Christmas dinner but with prices as they are, we have switched to a buffet of several different Italian dishes and it’s become a lot of fun.

    I would like to try the Sparkling Holiday Punch recipe from Welch’s.

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    Comment by Debbie C on December 29, 2010
  235. Tweeted
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    Comment by Debbie C on December 29, 2010
  236. We celebrate Christmas, and normally every year we go all over seeing family and exchanging gifts! I would make one of those drinks next year, and I would like to try the Spiced Grape Punch recipe!

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    Comment by Sheila Hickmon on December 29, 2010
  237. I tweeted!
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    Comment by Sheila Hickmon on December 29, 2010
  238. oooo the concord grape martini sounds wonderful!!!!
    Our holidays are always pretty low-key and we often don’t even decorate (except for Halloween in which we get nuts). We celebrate the turning of the four seasons: spring and fall equinoxes and summer and winter solstices.

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    Comment by angie on December 29, 2010
  239. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacr.....7713511424

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    Comment by angie on December 29, 2010
  240. The Florida Sunshine Fizz sounds really tasty…little bit of summer in the winter…
    We always do something on the holidays, even if its only to exchange a gift or go out to dinner.

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    Comment by scott on December 29, 2010
  241. my tweet http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPu.....5923418112

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    Comment by scott on December 29, 2010
  242. I celebrate Christmas and it’s a time of Peace, joy and Hope in my home, a few decorations and music abound here. I’d like to try the The Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer

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    Comment by Emma Peel on December 29, 2010
  243. it’s just the immediate family for us, almost everyone else is now down in florida, and the holiday sparkling punch sounds good

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    Comment by Daniel M on December 29, 2010
  244. i’d like to try the sparkling holiday punch.
    we celibrate the holidays very traditionally

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    Comment by sherri crawford on December 29, 2010
  245. We celebrated a traditional Christmas and the Spiced Grape Punch sound really delicious.

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    Comment by Debra F on December 29, 2010
  246. We’re kind of unconventional with many traditions thrown in around here and the sparkling cranberry spritzer looks delish.

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    Comment by dddiva on December 29, 2010
  247. http://twitter.com/dddiva/status/20323917235228672

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    Comment by dddiva on December 29, 2010
  248. Our holidays are full of family, fun, and food. We play silly games and eat lots of yummy stuff!

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    Comment by MamaHen on December 30, 2010
  249. We go to Midnight Mass, spend time with family, have lots of food and fun. I’d like to try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer.

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    Comment by Happi Shopr on December 30, 2010
  250. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
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    Happy New Year!
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    Comment by Bryanna P. on December 30, 2010
  251. The Spiced Grape Punch Sounds Rockin!

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    Comment by Jason Nickolay on December 30, 2010
  252. Tweeted

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    Comment by Jason Nickolay on December 30, 2010
  253. We get the kids and grandkids, Mom, and niece and nephew to come for a big dinner and then open presents.

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    Comment by carol y l on December 30, 2010
  254. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/dresdenrain.....6884859904

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  255. I would like to try the Florida Sunshine Fizz recipe. My husband and I go to my mother’s house on Christmas eve to celebrate with the family, then we go to his mother’s house on Christmas day.

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    Comment by Patrice on December 30, 2010
  256. I think the sparkling cranberry punch sounds yummy. I don’t have a lot of traditions but I do love all the cooking and baking that goes along with the holidays.

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    Comment by Kristie on December 30, 2010
  257. We go caroling every year!
    the Spiced Grape Punch sounds great
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    Comment by Miranda Ward on December 30, 2010
  258. We keep it very simple in my family. We make Christmas cookies (usually chocolate chip), we have a regular dinner (not a lot of leftovers) and we give gifts on Christmas morning, usually around 9am.

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    Comment by Kim H. on December 30, 2010
  259. I think the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer sounds fantastic! And we love getting together for holidays. Lots of food, drink, and usually some cards!

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    Comment by Cori Westphal on December 30, 2010
  260. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestpha.....2439298048

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    Comment by Cori Westphal on December 30, 2010
  261. We celebrate Christmas with a big family dinner. I would try the recipe for the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer.

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    Comment by Lynn on December 30, 2010
  262. I would like to try the Spiced Grape Punch!

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    Comment by Donna L on December 30, 2010
  263. I love your blog, I would try the spiced grape drink. We eat, eat and eat. Play gmes and laugh over the Holidays.

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    Comment by Rise Isom on December 30, 2010
  264. love your blog, I would try the spiced grape drink. We eat, eat and eat. Play gmes and laugh over the Holidays.

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    Comment by Rise Isom on December 30, 2010
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  266. cameosilver at hotmail dot com
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    Comment by Rise Isom on December 30, 2010
  267. I’d like to try the Sparkling Cranberry Punch.
    Thanks for the contest.

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    Comment by Sarah L on December 30, 2010
  268. blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/201.....ogher.html

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    Comment by Sarah L on December 30, 2010
  269. we celebrate christmas and new year’s and I would serve the cranberry punch

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    Comment by Patricia Treskovich on December 30, 2010
  270. tweet Latest: http://www.alimartell.com/inde.....1/17/4514/ comment win less than 5 seconds ago

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    Comment by Patricia Treskovich on December 30, 2010
  271. Well, our holiday for the past few years have been greatly reduced but we always manage to get together at some point and enjoy huge amounts of food and family fun.

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    Comment by April on December 30, 2010
  272. We celebrate Christmas in the most traditional way. We say Merry Christmas not Happy Holidays – call us unpolitically incorrect if you want but it’s Christmas darnit!

    We open one small gift on Christmas Eve.

    I’d love to try that Sparkling Holiday Punch recipe!

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    Comment by Brandy Byrne on December 30, 2010
  273. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/mrssquig.....2542596097

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    Comment by Brandy Byrne on December 30, 2010
  274. I’d love to try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer!

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    Comment by Valeen N on December 30, 2010
  275. We kick off the holidays by starting with the decorating of the tree. Then, we get our bake on! We turn on Christmas music really loud and spend hours making cookies and candies for friends and neighbors, all the while singing (really badly!) along with the carols!
    Since Christmas is over, we will be trying the Sparkling Cranberry Punch for our New Years gathering this year!

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    Comment by Jason on December 30, 2010
  276. We celebrate Christmas and enjoy baking cookies and spending time with the kids and grandkids. I would definitely try one of the drink recipes, probably the Sparkling Cranberry Punch.

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    Comment by Barbara Long on December 31, 2010
  277. I do tons of baking with my daughter and we give lots of it away, and then we get together on Christmas Eve to exchange gifts. I’d love to try the spiced grape punch.

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    Comment by Sharon on December 31, 2010
  278. We always spend christmas eve with our entire family – we all go to my mother’s home and invite our friends to visit and play our christmas present bingo!

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    Comment by Pauline M on December 31, 2010
  279. I’d love to try the Cranberry Spritzer and we party on christmas eve and christmas!

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    Comment by Mishia on December 31, 2010
  280. We celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day by taking turns visiting with both sides of the family. I would just love to try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer.

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    Comment by Tamara on December 31, 2010
  281. I’d like to try the Sparkling cranberry punch.

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    Comment by Anne on December 31, 2010
  282. I blogged
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    Comment by Anne on December 31, 2010
  283. The Sparkling Holiday Punch would be yummy. We could have it at our next christmas dinner.

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    Comment by Erica C. on December 31, 2010
  284. We celebrate Christmas and I love it because we get to see my extended family. It is even better now that we have kids because it is great to see them interact with their cousins. I would love to try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer.

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    Comment by Nicole on December 31, 2010
  285. tweeted 12/31
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    Comment by Nicole on December 31, 2010
  286. Great pic! We celebrate Christmas. I love all of the activities leading up to the day.

    I received a beautiful punch bowl (my first ever) from my daughter-in-law for the holidays, and so yes, I will be trying a couple of these recipes. The first is going to be Spiced Grape Punch. The Cloves lend a holiday touch I can’t resist.

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    Comment by Rosey on December 31, 2010
  287. We seem to be a food centered group, so much of our conversations and actions are centered around the Kitchen. My son’s mother in law has the perfect home for all of this, so that is where we gather. We all try to bring at least one new dish, though each of us have must haves as well. I would like to add the Ruby Mulled Cider to our gatherings.

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    Comment by rebecca on December 31, 2010
  288. Thanksgiving is celebrated with the whole family, but Christmas is shared with my husband and daughter. I love both. I would like to try the Purple Cow recipe, just to knock the socks of the younger members of the family.

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    Comment by danielle on December 31, 2010
  289. I would like to try the Sparkling Holiday Punch

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    Comment by Jimmy on December 31, 2010
  290. The cranberry spritzer-Sadly, as my sons have gotten older and older our Chanukah traditions have gotten less and less! Today, we still light the menorah and exchange gifts.

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    Comment by Diane Baum on December 31, 2010
  291. I’d like to try the Sparkling Holiday Punch. As my children have become adults and started families of their own my participation is becoming less and less. We still have Thanksgiving dinner together but there are other extended family that do their own dinner.
    Christmas is no longer early in the morning but later in the day after all the younger children have opened their gifts at home. I must say I have mixed feelings. I miss a lot of it, but it is definitely much more relaxed for me now.

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    Comment by Betty C on December 31, 2010
  292. I’d like to try the spiced grape punch.
    We sing Christmas Carols while my wife plays the piano.

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    Comment by PauleyD on December 31, 2010
  293. I would like to try the I would like to try the Sparkling Holiday Punch. It would be especially popular with my family since nobody really drinks alcohol at all.

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    Comment by Aaron B from IL on December 31, 2010
  294. Tweet – http://twitter.com/willitara/s.....9642427392

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    Comment by Betty C on December 31, 2010
  295. (http://twitter.com/lpauld68/st.....5390472192)

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    Comment by PauleyD on December 31, 2010
  296. tweeted about this giveaway. http://twitter.com/elangomatt/.....5837957120

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    Comment by Aaron B from IL on December 31, 2010
  297. We had a nice quiet holiday had a great dinner! I would like to try Sparkling Holiday Punch sounds good!
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    Comment by latisha depoortere on December 31, 2010
  298. Tweeted too
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    Comment by latisha depoortere on December 31, 2010
  299. my husband worked this holiday, so it was pretty quiet. Just me and the boys.

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    Comment by Disa Gander on December 31, 2010
  300. I want to try the Sparkling Holiday Punch

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    Comment by Becky on December 31, 2010
  301. My family cooks a lot during the holidays and we have a lot of guests over. Very busy!

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    Comment by Sand on December 31, 2010
  302. I’d like to try the Sparkling Cranberry Punch and we do a huge Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays are small gatherings.

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    Comment by Sand on December 31, 2010
  303. We keep the holiday simple – classic meal, quiet enjoyable day spending time with the family. I’d love to try the Sparkling Cranberry Punch

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    Comment by Kim Parrott on December 31, 2010
  304. We celebrate Christmas – Jesus’ birthday at our house. I would like to make the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer.

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    Comment by Jessica K. on December 31, 2010
  305. i would love to try the Sparkling Holiday Punch
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    Comment by jessi c on December 31, 2010
  306. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/MACMOMof.....6790864896

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    Comment by Jessica K. on December 31, 2010
  307. In my family we do the traditional like make sure to see a light display, pick out and cut down our own tree and wake up too early on christmas morning for presents! I would like to try their ‘Purple Cow’ it looks good!

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    Comment by Justine on December 31, 2010
  308. My favorite holiday tradition is making hot chocolate and popcorn. We then bundle up to drive around and look at all of the holiday lights! I’d like to try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer!

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    Comment by Kim on December 31, 2010
  309. There’s lots of stress in our family, so this holiday had less elaborate food and presents.
    I’d love to try the The Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Comment by Joanne Schultz on December 31, 2010
  310. My favorite holiday tradition is eating my Mom’s sausage gravy Christmas morning.

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    Comment by Jill H on December 31, 2010
  311. We have lots of Christmas activities, good fun and food!
    I’d love to try the Sparkling Cranberry Spritzer.

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    Comment by karen on January 1, 2011
  312. http://twitter.com/#!/SCMOMOF2.....1750280192

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